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sharp stabbing pain right armpit ribs

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
If it resolves, fine: If the pain persists more than a few more hours, go to the ER especially if it involves chest heaviness, or any shortness of breath.

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Bragg
44 years experience Family Medicine
Musculoskeletal: Most likely, it is a rib dysfunction and is pinching a nerve. However, it could be internal in the heart or lungs although these usually do not cause ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Suspect pneumonia: Most common vent with flu is pneumonia. Pneumonia can cause pleurisy which causes pain. Could also be strained muscles from coughing. Should see physi ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
These symptoms: are highly unusual. They may indicate a systemic illness or severe metabolic abnormality. You need to be seen by a health care provider and examined a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Go see ur FamilyDoc: Sensitivity to touch makes me think of zoster/shingles (http://goo.gl/TaqS6s). Without that, I think of pleurisy which could due to pneumonia. Perhaps ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diagnosis needed: Pain is the main symptom in endometriosis. A cyclic pattern related to the menstrual cycle is common. The diagnosis is not made by blood tests or ultr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Costochondritis: Costochondritis, or Tietze's disease results from irritation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone. Pain is typically manifest ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Go now: but go to an ER instead as the are better suited to deal with chest pain!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please let someone: know so that you can be urgently evaluated.
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A male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Emergency: Left side chest pain is always treated as an emergency as it can be caused by a variety of heart and/ or lung related life threatening conditions. Wit ... Read More
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